Hurricane Fred

Hurricane Fred Forms in the Atlantic

Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Mi…

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Hurricane Shelters in the News 5 Area

Hurricane Shelters in Mobile County These Emergency Mass Care Shelters are not listed in any order or priority of opening.  Shelters will be…

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Hurricane Forecast Cone, and Wind Scale

Hurricane or tropical storm forecast cones from the National Hurricane Center are what we base our cone forecasts on at News 5. The cone sho…

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Waterspouts Compared to Tornadoes

Waterspouts are generally a weaker cousin to tornadoes. By definition, a waterspout is a tornado over water but there’s a little more to it …

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Hurricane Myths Can Mislead You

A myth can be defined as a story passed down from generation to generation that is not true or is not always true. The hurricane myths below…

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Hurricane Knowledge

Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean runs from June 1st through November 30th. It is the time of year when a mass of clouds near the equat…

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Hurricane Preparation

We are in hurricane territory along the Gulf Coast. Make no mistake, this is where tropical storms visit and we’ve all got to be prepared. I…

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Hurricane Frederic in 1979

On the evening of September 12, 1979, Hurricane Frederic crossed the west end of Dauphin Island as a Category 4 hurricane. It then traveled …

Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Latter

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was massive, historic, expensive, and deadly. Here are statistics, summaries, and a collection of stories looking …

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Hurricane Hunters Fly into Nate

At News 5 we keep you updated in hurricane season with all the tracks and coordinates of tropical storms. Every once in a while I get to fly…